Special Issue "Nutrients and Atherosclerosis"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Dr. Natalie C. Ward
School of Biomedical Sciences and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University Western Australia, Perth 6102, Australia
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Interests: cardiovascular disease; metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes; vascular function; atherosclerosis; nutrition and dietary components; dietary polyphenols; dietary nitrate; gut microbiome
Epidemiological evidence has provided a wealth of information on the benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Despite this, the exact mechanisms for these protective effects remain largely unknown. Fruits and vegetables are rich in a range of bioactive components, including polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other important molecules. Following ingestion, a number of these molecules can undergo extensive metabolism, such that their metabolites are more bioactive. Furthermore, it is important to note that individual dietary components may act differently when not included as part of a whole food matrix.
This Special Issue will include original research and scientific perspectives on the function and role of nutrients in atherosclerosis, either as individual components or as part of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Natalie C. Ward
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- nutrition interventions
- chronic disease